Chivda is a popular Maharastrian snack that is quick and easy to make. Made with poha (rice flakes), peanuts and other roasted ingredients, it is a simple evening snack that can be made every easily at home.
It is one of the must have snacks during popular Indian festivals like Diwali and Janmashtami. There are many variations to this popular snack – many of them are regional flavours that add additional ingredients or replace them with local ones.
Typically they stay good for a month or so as long as it is stored properly.
Ingredients for Chivda
- 1 cup Poha / Aval
- 2 tbsp Peanuts
- 2 tbsp Roasted Bengal Gram
- 2 tbsp Cashew Nuts
- 2 tbsp Oil
- handful Curry Leaves
- 2 Green Chillies - 2 sliced
- a pinch Asafoetida Powder
- 2 tbsp Turmeric Powder
- 1 tsp Powdered Sugar
- 2 tbsp Dry Coconut Slices
- as per taste Salt
- 2 tbsp Roasted Corn Flakes
How to make Chivda
- Heat a thick bottomed pan over medium flame.
- Roast the poha for 3 to 5 minutes until it becomes crisp and light golden brown.
- Remove and keep it separately.
- Add 2 to 3 tblsp of oil and fry the peanuts.
- Remove and keep aside.
- Similarly fry all the other ingredients, dry coconut slices, roasted bengal gram, cashew nuts, corn flakes, one by one, until light golden and crispy. Keep aside until required.
- Now add 2 tblsp of oil to the pan.
- Add the curry leaves, green chillies and asafoetida powder.
- Saute for a minute or two.
- Add turmeric powder, salt and sugar.
- After a minute, add all the ingredients and mix well.
- Switch off the flame.
- Remove the pan and let it cool at room temperature.
- Transfer to an air-tight container.
- Serve as desired.